: Ukraine's Parliament Speaker says President considering single candidate for Prosecutor General

14:25 May. 7, 2016

Ukraine's Parliament Speaker says President considering single candidate for Prosecutor General

Andriy Parubiy, Speaker of Ukrainian Parliament. (UNIAN Photo)

Parubiy hopes Prosecutor General will be appointed next pleanry week

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko considers for the post of Prosecutor General just one candidate, according to Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy who spoke to the Ukrainian TV Channel 5.

According to Parubiy, the Ukrainian president is mulling the candidacy of the head of the BPP-Solidarity parliamentary faction Yuriy Lutsenko.

"In a conversation with the President, actually, no other candidates were named, and the [president's] key request to Parliament is to resolve this problem as soon as possible," he said, explaining that the Head of State demands that the Rada approve a new Prosecutor General as quickly as possible.

"The issue of the appointment of a new Prosecutor General must be resolved urgently," said the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada. He expressed hope that the next plenary week, the Rada will consider amending the law on the prosecutor's office and the appointment of a new Prosecutor General.

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The BPP-proposed amendments provide that the candidate to the Prosecutor General's post must be a graduate of a law faculty and have an experience of working in the area of law or experience in legislative and law enforcement agencies of not less than five years.

According to qualification requirements set by the current legislation, the candidate for this post must be a law graduate and have at least 10 years of experience in the field of law.

Earlier, head of the BPP faction Yuriy Lutsenko said that he was ready to lead the Prosecutor General's Office given the amendments were passed to the legislation regarding the qualification requirements.

Reporting by UNIAN.

 

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